GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Ethics, Awards and Open Source for IJ

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What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 9 to 15 finds an ultra useful data visualization tool that is perfect for non-programmers by @Adobe and @GeorgiaTech, a list of 99 amazing data journalism works by @GENinnovate‘s Data Journalism Awards nominees and @CARTO shares 50 experts on location intelligence to follow.

Dataviz Without Programming

This could save non-programers a lot of time and headaches. Data Illustrator is a program that allows you to create infographics and data visualizations without having to know programming. It was created as part of a research collaboration between Adobe Systems Inc and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Data Journalism Awards Shortlist

In 2018, the Data Journalism Awards received 630 entries from 58 countries. The amazing body of data work from these 99 nominations made this year’s shortlist — including a few GIJN members!

Get to Know the Experts on Location Intelligence

Location intelligence is a young field, forming at the intersection of new technologies and existing branches of knowledge. Carto lists their 50 must-follow experts on Twitter for geospatial, data science and visualization.

Curated Datasets for Teaching Data Science

Rafael Irizarry, a professor of Applied Statistics at Harvard and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, introduces the dslabs package which contains some datasets that he uses in his data science courses.

Deliberating Data Ethics

Ensuring the responsible, fair and ethical use of data is one of the most important challenges our society faces today. Enigma Engineering lists some pieces that have been touchstones in their deliberation of data ethics.

Stanford’s Open Policing Project

The Open Policing Project by Stanford University has been shortlisted as a 2018 Data Journalism Awards nominee for the Open Data category. The project collects and standardizes data on vehicle and pedestrian stops from law enforcement departments across the United States.

Data Journalism Challenges and Solutions

What are the challenges in the world of data journalism today? What’s already in place to try and overcome them? What solutions and collaborations could we come up with to further solve problems faced by many data journalists, news developers and editors in 2018? Four experts discuss.

Visualization of Linguistic Data (German)

This book, written in German by Noah Bubenhofer and Marc Kupietz, reflects on the theoretical foundations of scientific visualizations in linguistics, shows practical examples and also introduces visualization tools.

Get Your OCCRP Data On

If you haven’t used OCCRP Data for your investigation, try it now. After a recent update, its search functions to cross-reference and find connections in 104 million public records is more powerful than ever. The interface currently supports English, Russian and Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian and OCCRP is looking to translate it into several more languages.

Free Software and Open Source Tools for IJ

Time after time, we find Markus Mandalka’s list of free software and open source tools for investigative journalism and journalistic research popping up in our mapping of the data journalism community’s most popular tweets. Check it out.

Thanks, once again, to Marc Smith of Connected Action for gathering the links and graphing them.

For a look at Marc Smith’s mapping on #ddj on Twitter, check out this map.

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